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Bratislava

The historic centre of Bratislava has changed significantly in recent years. The historic buildings’ facades have been renovated, the whole centre is gleaming and the Old Town streets are much more crowded than ever before. What does the capital of Slovakia offer?


A city you can explore in just one weekend. Bratislava is thus described by the famous travel magazine Lonely Planet. It mentions in particular the exciting nightlife, great gastronomy and a little big city where everything is within easy reach and just around the corner. A walk to Bratislava Castle is probably what you need to experience if you visit Bratislava.


In Bratislava, there is public transport consisting of buses, trams and trolleybuses. From the surrounding towns, you can get to the capital comfortably by train or regular intercity lines. An interesting way to travel to Bratislava is to take a plane from Košice. The Bratislava – Košice line operates regularly and is operated by the ČSA airline. The flight takes about one hour.

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Weather in Bratislava

From the point of view of global climate classification, the territory of Slovakia belongs to the northern temperate climate zone with regular alternation of four seasons and changeable weather with relatively even distribution of precipitation during the year.


The hottest area is the Danube Lowland (Podunajská nížina) with an average air temperature in January -1 to -2°C, in July 18 to 21°C and with an annual average of 9 to 11°C (the average air temperature in Bratislava and on some south-facing slopes is approaching 11°C).

Prices in Bratislava

Our national currency is the euro. It will not go amiss to have cash, but you can also pay by credit card in the vast majority of restaurants and bars.


Prices in Bratislava can be significantly higher than in other Slovak cities. The daily lunch menu costs an average of 5 to 6 euros, and a dinner for two in the city centre costs a minimum of 40 euros.
Cheap accommodation in Bratislava? At hotels.pelikan.sk, you will find very cheap accommodation in apartments and hotels throughout the year – and with favourable prices. For 1 night for 1 person you will pay a minimum of 10 euros.


Car rental in Bratislava? You can also compare prices and rent a car through Pelican. Get to know the capital and its surroundings at the best prices.

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10 interesting facts about Bratislava

1
Since 30 August 2012, the Bratislava roll (Bratislavský rožok) has become the first traditional delicacy of the city, protected by the European Union as a product of geographical origin.
2
Wells on the island of Sihoť in Karlova Ves were excavated as early as in 1886, when the local waterworks was established. It is one of the largest and highest quality drinking water sources in Central Europe.
3
The only Nobel Prize winner from Slovakia was born in Bratislava – Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard.
4
Historical building of the Horse Railway Station in Bratislava – one of the oldest station buildings in the world – is located in today’s Krížna Street.
5
The longest street in Bratislava is almost seven kilometres long. It is Devínska cesta, with a length of 6,849 metres. It connects Devín with Karlova Ves
6
The oldest kind of bread? A charred loaf of fermented bread – from the early 5th century. It was found in 1986 during an archaeological research at Devín Castle.
7
Bratislava’s geographic location at the intersection of ancient trade routes connecting northern and southern Europe/Amber route/and Western and Eastern Europe/route along the Danube/has long since predestined Bratislava as an important centre of commerce.
8
In Bratislava, the world’s first non-French factory was established to produce sparkling wine according to the original recipe.
9
The first flying machine in the world? Attempt of Johann Müller – in 1467. His mechanical eagle waved its wings and spanned a distance of four hundred metres.
10
The Turk, mechanical chess machine – was built by Bratislava inventor Wolfgang Kempelen in 1770. The chess machine has become one of the European and later world-class sensations of the eighteenth century.